Can steelworks algae help combat climate change?

A technology partnership project between Tata Steel and Swansea University aims to manage carbon dioxide produced as a by-product of steelmaking operations.

Algae pilot port talbotThe collaboration known as ACCOMPLISH (Algal Carbon Capture and BiOMass-Linked Supply cHain) is a unique pilot which is part of a wider Swansea University project, EnAlgae.

Based at the Port Talbot steelworks, the project is analysing the capacity for natural algae to use carbon dioxide as a nutrient for growth. The project contributes to Tata Steel’s commitment to reducing unavoidable carbon dioxide emissions from manufacturing operations.

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